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Empowering Millennial Women: 3 Steps to Setting Obtainable Goals



Introduction:


As millennial women, many of us have faced unique challenges, from early disappointments to traumas that have left lasting scars. These experiences can make it difficult to believe in our own worthiness and ability to set achievable goals. However, it's crucial to remember that every woman deserves to dream and pursue her aspirations. Here are three steps to help you set obtainable goals and reclaim your power.


1. Start Small and Celebrate Progress:



Setting obtainable goals begins with taking small steps. Break down your larger aspirations into manageable tasks or milestones. This approach not only makes your goals less overwhelming but also allows you to track your progress more effectively. Celebrate each achievement along the way, no matter how small it may seem. Recognizing your progress reinforces your belief in your ability to succeed, building momentum toward bigger goals.


Rome wasn’t built in a day.  Make sure to practice giving yourself grace.  The gap between where you are and where you want to be may seem impossible.  Know that the only way to close the gap is by taking small action steps. Combined, these action steps build the bridge to get you to the other side. 


2. Cultivate Self-Compassion and Forgiveness:



Many millennial women carry the weight of past disappointments and traumas, which can create a barrier to setting goals.


9/11, the financial crisis of 2008, and the COVID-19 Pandemic are just a few shared traumas that we all have experienced.  Have you ever sat and contemplated how each of these events has impacted your character and your outlook on the world?


It's essential to practice self-compassion and forgiveness as you embark on your goal-setting journey. Understand that setbacks are a natural part of growth and learning. Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, just as you would a close friend facing similar challenges. By letting go of self-criticism and embracing self-compassion, you'll create a nurturing environment for setting and achieving your goals.


Releasing the idea of who you “should” be makes space for you who you truly are.  Moving within reality allows you to heal and forgive the parts of you that may be controlled by fear. 


3. Surround Yourself with Supportive Communities:



Building a supportive network of like-minded individuals can significantly impact your ability to set and achieve goals. Seek out communities of millennial women who understand your experiences and uplift your aspirations. 


Often there's a little voice in our mind that says “You can’t do that. No one’s doing anything like that.”  This is why it is so important to find people to whom you can relate, and whose aspirations are parallel to your own. This is a way to ensure that you will consistently be poured into, inspired, and motivated.


Whether it's through online forums, support groups, or mentorship programs, surround yourself with people who inspire and encourage you to reach for your dreams. Having a supportive community not only provides accountability but also offers invaluable guidance and motivation when facing obstacles.


Conclusion


Setting obtainable goals is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, especially for millennial women who may have faced adversity early in life. By starting small, cultivating self-compassion, and surrounding yourself with supportive communities, you can overcome past traumas and reclaim your ability to set and achieve your aspirations. Remember, every step forward, no matter how small, is a testament to your strength and resilience. You deserve to dream boldly and live a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.





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